I have voted and now am in the midst of packing for my upcoming trip to the L A area.
My first stop will be at French General. The uber talented Kaari Meng is a jewelry maker extraordinaire and a collector of vintage textiles. I cannot wait to visit her shop.
Is it stalkerish if I bring my books for her to sign?
I also hope to visit the Gamble House in Pasadena. The home and its furnishings are probably as close to perfection as one can get for viewing a true Arts & Crafts styled abode. It is currently celebrating its centennial.
Of course I’ll need some vintage suitcases to bring all my finds home.